August 17, 1930 – May 23, 2019
Michael Abbinante, 88, peacefully passed away on May 23, 2019.
A resident of Dana Point for 27 years, Michael’s passion was
photography with his favorite subject being the Dana Point Harbor.
His photos were commissioned by the Chamber of Commerce, the
city and Harbor of Dana Point. Michael loved every minute he
spent producing each photograph, every one a labor of love.
Michael’s business achievements included being a founder/owner
of Richter Manufacturing; a company that produced packaging
material in Pomona, California. An engineer by trade, Michael
worked at a variety of engineering jobs in the Chicago area before
moving to California.
Michael never met a musical instrument he couldn’t play, though
guitar and piano were his favorites. Music was in his soul. He
loved life and had a great sense of humor.
Michael is survived by his wife Marilyn, and three children; Dona
Abbinante, Karen Abbinante, and Phillip Abbinante, as well as two
stepchildren; Bret Holley and Todd Holley. Known as Grampy
Doodledo to his four grandchildren; Nate Holley, Evin Holley,
Sean Holley, and Lauren Holley.
A treasure to all he met, Michael will always be loved and deeply